Ever since I made the Amos and Boris piece,
I’ve been itching to try some more watercolour embroideries.
So, with the help of a new sketchbook (naturally), I thought I’d make myself a swatch book and play with some ideas and techniques.
I think my favourite is dry-ish paint on dry fabric. I like the way you see the varying amounts of absorbtion and dilution, a nice contrast from the relatively controlled feeling of the stitching (which is a little absent in these swatches).
So keep your eyes peeled for the next watercolour piece, and a wee tutorial in case you’re inspired to try it yourself.